Cartoon Network Studios
Live action (2007–2013)
|Founded||October 21, 1994|
|Headquarters||300 N 3rd St., Burbank, California, U.S.|
|Parent||Turner Broadcasting System|
Cartoon Network Studios is an American animation studio located in 300 N 3rd St., Burbank, California. It is owned by Turner Broadcasting System and primarily produces and develops animated programs and shorts for Cartoon Network, but has also produced programs for its nighttime programming block Adult Swim and, beginning with J. G. Quintel's Close Enough in 2018, sibling cable channel TBS. The company has also produced theatrically released films starting with The Powerpuff Girls Movie (distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures) in 2002, its most recent release being Regular Show: The Movie in 2015.
The actual animation production services for their productions is done overseas, mostly in South Korea at Digital eMation, Saerom Animation, Rough Draft Korea, and Sunmin Image Pictures, with pre-production and post-production being United States-based.
Cartoon Network Studios originated as a division of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. that focused on producing original programming for Cartoon Network, including What a Cartoon!, Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, and The Powerpuff Girls. Following the merger of Hanna-Barbera's parent, Turner Broadcasting System with Time Warner, the Hanna-Barbera studio was folded into Warner Bros. Animation by its chief executive, Jean MacCurdy. However, after Hanna-Barbera merged into Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios was resurrected as a separate entity.
In 2000, Cartoon Network Studios transferred its production offices to a new facility located at 300 N 3rd St in Burbank, California, which was the location of a former Pacific Bell telephone exchange. Former DiC and Nickelodeon employees Brian A. Miller and Jennifer Pelphrey have managed the company since it began production in 2000.
In 2007, Cartoon Network Studios began its first foray into live action with the hybrid series Out of Jimmy's Head, before its first full live action series Tower Prep in 2010. Reality television producer Mark Costa was hired to oversee the projects and Cartoon Network Studios' new live action production company Alive and Kicking, Inc. Incredible Crew was the last series in that genre the studio produced for Cartoon Network. Despite the failure of live action on the channel, the studio's infrastructure was retained to produce live action fare for sibling programming block Adult Swim, identifying on-air as Alive and Kicking, along with two new companies (Rent Now Productions and Factual Productions), instead of using the Cartoon Network Studios banner.
Former and current series
|What a Cartoon!||1995–1997||Fred Seibert||Hanna-Barbera||Also known as World Premiere Toons, The What-A-Cartoon! Show, and The Cartoon Cartoon Show.|
|Dexter's Laboratory||1996–1998 (1st run)
2001–2003 (2nd run)
|Genndy Tartakovsky||Hanna-Barbera (from 1997 to 1999)||Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! shorts, "Dexter's Laboratory" and "The Big Sister".|
|Johnny Bravo||1997–2004||Van Partible||Hanna-Barbera (from 1997 to 2001)||Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! shorts: "Johnny Bravo", "Jungle Boy in 'Mr. Monkeyman'", and "Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women".|
|The Powerpuff Girls||1998–2005||Craig McCracken||Hanna-Barbera (from 1998 to 2001)||Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! shorts, "Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins" and "Crime 101".|
|Time Squad||2001–2003||Dave Wasson|
|Samurai Jack||2001–2004 (1st run)
2017 (2nd run)
|Genndy Tartakovsky||Williams Street (Season 5 only)||The first four seasons were aired on Cartoon Network; the fifth and final season was aired on Adult Swim's Toonami block.|
|Grim & Evil||2001–2002||Maxwell Atoms||Spin-off of "The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: 'Meet the Reaper'", a Cartoon Cartoon short produced by Hanna-Barbera that won the first Big Pick Show marathon.|
|Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law||2002–2004||Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter||Allied Art & Science (S01, eps. 2–4; S02E01 only)
Turner Studios (Season 2, episode 1 only)
|Seven episodes of Season 1, and first episode of Season 2.|
|Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?||2002–2003||Greg Miller||Spin-off of another Cartoon Cartoon short, "Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?" (also produced by Hanna-Barbera), who which was aired as part of the Big Pick Show marathon.|
|The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy||2003–2008||Maxwell Atoms||Both originated from the split of Grim & Evil.|
|Evil Con Carne||2003–2004|
|Star Wars: Clone Wars||2003–2005||Genndy Tartakovsky||Lucasfilm, Ltd.|
|Megas XLR||2004–2006||Jody Schaeffer and George Krstic|
|Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends||2004–2009||Craig McCracken||.|
|Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi||2004–2006||Sam Register||Renegade Animation||Based on the pop/rock duo Puffy AmiYumi, known as the composers of Teen Titans' theme song.|
|The Life and Times of Juniper Lee||2005–2007||Judd Winick|
|Camp Lazlo||2005–2008||Joe Murray||Joe Murray Productions|
|My Gym Partner's a Monkey||Julie McNally Cahill and Timothy Cahill|
|Ben 10||Man of Action|
|Squirrel Boy||2006–2007||Everett Peck|
|Class of 3000||2006–2008||André Benjamin and Thomas W. Lynch||Moxie Turtle
Tom Lynch Company
|Out of Jimmy's Head||2007–2008||Tim McKeon and Adam Pava||Brookwell McNamara Entertainment||Only live-action/animated series from Cartoon Network Studios. Based on the only movie of this genre from the channel called Re-Animated.|
|Chowder||2007–2010||C. H. Greenblatt|
|Transformers: Animated||2007–2009||Hasbro (original franchise)||MOOK DLE
The Answer Studio
|Ben 10: Alien Force||2008–2010||Man of Action|
|The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack||Thurop Van Orman|
|Adventure Time||2010–2018||Pendleton Ward||Frederator Studios||Spin-off of "Adventure Time", a short that was aired as part of Nicktoons' Random! Cartoons.|
|Ben 10: Ultimate Alien||2010–2012||Man of Action|
|The Cartoonstitute||2010||Rob Sorcher||Originally intended to be aired on Cartoon Network, but aired on Cartoon Network Video only.|
|Regular Show||2010–2017||J. G. Quintel|
|Tower Prep||2010||Paul Dini||Dolphin Entertainment||First live-action series produced by Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Sym-Bionic Titan||2010–2011||Genndy Tartakovsky, Bryan Andrews, and Paul Rudish||Orphanage Animation Studios|
|Robotomy||Michael Buckley and Joe Deasy||World Leaders Entertainment|
|The Problem Solverz||2011–2013||Ben Jones||Mirari Films||Originally intended to be an Adult Swim show named Neon Knome, but aired on Cartoon Network as The Problem Solverz.|
|Secret Mountain Fort Awesome||2011–2012||Pete Browngardt|
|Level Up||2012–2013||Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman||D and D Productions||Second live-action series produced by Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Ben 10: Omniverse||2012–2014||Man of Action|
|Incredible Crew||2013||Nick Cannon||N'Credible Entertainment||Third and final live-action series produced by Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Uncle Grandpa||2013–2017||Pete Browngardt|
|Steven Universe||2013–present||Rebecca Sugar|
|Black Dynamite||2014–2015||Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, and Scott Sanders||Williams Street
|Season 2 only.|
|Over the Garden Wall||2014||Patrick McHale||First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original miniseries.|
|We Bare Bears||2015–present||Daniel Chong||First Cartoon Network original series to be based on a comic.|
|Long Live the Royals||2015||Sean Szeles||Second Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original miniseries.|
|The Powerpuff Girls (2016)||2016–present||Craig McCracken (original series)||First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original reboot series.|
|Mighty Magiswords||Kyle A. Carrozza||First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original series meant for online, and later picked up as a TV series.|
|Ben 10 (2016)||2017–present||Man of Action||Second Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original reboot series.|
|OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes||Ian Jones-Quartey|
|Apple & Onion||2018–present||George Gendi|
|Craig of the Creek||Matt Burnett and Ben Levin|
|Summer Camp Island||Julia Pott|
|Victor and Valentino||2019||Diego Molano||Based on its pilot of the same name.|
|Close Enough||J. G. Quintel||Studio T||First Cartoon Network Studios series to be produced for sister network TBS. Reruns may air on Adult Swim.|
|Infinity Train||Owen Dennis||Based on its pilot of the same name.|
|Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends shorts||2006–2007||Craig McCracken||All released and aired as part of Cartoon Network's New Media Shorts.|
|My Gym Partner's a Monkey shorts||2006–2008||Julie McNally Cahill and|
|Billy's Birthday Shorties||2006||Maxwell Atoms|
|Camp Lazlo shorts||2006–2008||Joe Murray||Joe Murray Productions|
|The Life and Times of Juniper Lee shorts||2006–2007||Judd Winick|
|Irwin Hearts Mandy||2007||Maxwell Atoms|
|The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack shorts||Thurop Van Orman||Aired as part of Wedgies anthology series in 2008. Also the only Cartoon Network Studios shorts featured in that project.|
|The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy shorts||Maxwell Atoms||All released and aired as part of Cartoon Network's New Media Shorts.|
|Ben 10 shorts||2007–2012||Man of Action|
|Squirrel Boy shorts||2008||Everett Peck|
|Regular Show shorts||2011 (DVD)
|J. G. Quintel|
|Adventure Time shorts||2012 (DVD)
|Pendleton Ward||Frederator Studios|
|Mixels||2014–2016||John Fang and David P.
|The Lego Group|
|Mighty Magiswords||2015–present||Kyle A. Carrozza||First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original web series.|
|Clarence shorts||2015–2018||Skyler Page|
|We Bare Bears shorts||2015–present||Daniel Chong|
|Uncle Grandpa shorts||2015–2017||Pete Browngardt|
|Steven Universe shorts||2015–present||Rebecca Sugar|
|OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes shorts||2016–present||Ian Jones-Quartey||Second Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original web series.|
|The Powerpuff Girls shorts||Craig McCracken (original series)|
|Get 'Em Tommy!||2016||Victor Courtright||Third Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original web series.|
|Ben 10 shorts||2017–present||Man of Action|
|Apple & Onion shorts||2018–present||George Gendi|
|DIY||Isaiah Saxon and Sean
|Codename: Kids Next Door||2001||Mr. Warburton||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The 2nd Big Pick Show marathon, later won the competition. Pilot for the show of the same name, which is entirely produced by Curious Pictures.|
|Evil Con Carne||Maxwell Atoms||Aired as part of the series premiere Grim & Evil. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|LowBrow||2002||Jody Schaeffer and George Krstic||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's Cartoon Cartoon Weekend Summerfest marathon. Pilot for Megas XLR.|
|Camp Lazlo||2004||Joe Murray||Joe Murray Productions||Never released somewhere or aired on TV. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Squirrel Boy||2005||Everett Peck||It wasn't released online or aired on TV, but shown only at School of Visual Arts. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack||2007||Thurop Van Orman||Released online in mini sequence as part of the interview with its creator. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Uncle Grandpa||2008||Pete Browngardt||Released as part of The Cartoonstitute. The pilot was used as the basis for the series Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, and then greenlit as its own series.|
|Regular Show||2009||J. G. Quintel||Released as part of The Cartoonstitute. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Level Up||2011||Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman||D and D Productions|
|Class Clowns||Nick Cannon||N'Credible Entertainment||Only Cartoon Network Studios live-action short pilot to be greenlit as a TV series. Pilot for Incredible Crew.|
|Steven Universe||2013||Rebecca Sugar||First of the eleven pilots from Cartoon Network's Shorts Development Program to be greenlit as a full series. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Clarence||Skyler Page||Second of the eleven pilots from Cartoon Network's Shorts Development Program to be greenlit as a full series. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Tome of the Unknown||Patrick McHale||Third of the eleven pilots from Cartoon Network's Shorts Development Program to be greenlit as a full series. Unlike the other pilots, that were shown online, this was selected for screening in various film festivals. Greenlit as Over the Garden Wall.|
|Lakewood Plaza Turbo||Ian Jones-Quartey||Fourth of the eleven pilots from Cartoon Network's Shorts Development Program to be greenlit as a full series. Greenlit as a mini web/full series titled OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes.|
|Long Live the Royals||2014||Sean Szeles||Shown as an artwork at the Cartoon Network's Shorts Development Program. Pilot for the miniseries of the same name.|
|We Bare Bears||Daniel Chong||Based on the webcomic The Three Bare Bears, it was shown at the European KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Apple & Onion||2015||George Gendi||Screened at the Annecy Film Festival. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Summer Camp Island||2016||Julia Pott||Screened at the SXSW Festival. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Infinity Train||Owen Dennis||Both announced to be greenlit. Pilot for their upcoming shows of the same name.|
|Victor and Valentino||Diego Molano|
|Craig of the Creek||2017||Matt Burnett and Ben Levin||Eleventh of the eleven pilots from Cartoon Network's Shorts Development Program to be greenlit as a full series. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|IMP, Inc.||2001||Chris Reccardi and Charlie Bean||All aired as part of Cartoon Network's The 2nd Big Pick Show marathon, Both of them were defeated by Codename: Kids Next Door as a result of voting.|
|My Freaky Family||John McIntyre|
|Ferret and Parrot||Scott Morse|
|A Kitty Bobo Show||Kevin Kaliher and Meg Dunn|
|Commander Cork: Space Ranger||2002||Mike Bell||All aired as part of Cartoon Network's Weekend Summerfest marathon.|
|Jeffrey Cat: Claw and Order||Mark O'Hare|
|Bagboy!||John Mathot and Ken Segall|
|Welcome to Eltingville||Evan Dorkin||First two Cartoon Network Studios pilots made for and aired on Adult Swim.|
|The Groovenians||Kenny Scharf|
|Party Wagon||2004||Craig Bartlett||Snee-Oosh, Inc.|
|Periwinkle Around the World||Aaron Springer||Refusing to pick it up as a full series, Cartoon Network instead was going to release five shorts from the pilot as mobile phone content, but ended up putting them in their Sunday Pants anthology series in 2005.|
|Korgoth of Barbaria||2006||Williams Street|
|Welcome to Wackamo||John McIntyre|
|What's Wrong with Ruth?||2007||William Reiss|
|Project Gilroy||Shannon Tindle, Shane Prigmore, and Andy Schuhler|
|Diggs Tailwagger: Galactic Rover||Derek Drymon||Pilot originally pitched by Nickelodeon.|
|Enter Mode 5||Gabe Swarr|
|Locker 514||Jeffrey Nodelman and Eric Trueheart||First three live-action short pilots produced at Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Siblings||Thomas W. Lynch||Tom Lynch Company|
|Stan the Man||Matt Dearborn|
|Underfist: Halloween Bash||2008||Maxwell Atoms||Spin-off pilot from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.|
|Mask of Santo||Carlo Olivares Paganoni||Based on the real-life Mexican wrestler icon El Santo, it was originally to be a series broadcast on the network, but the pilot wasn't picked up for a season.|
|Attention Students||2011||Garrett Frawley and Brian Turner||Attention Productions|
|Aliens in the House||Danny Kallis|
|Dynamice!||Butch Hartman||Billionfold Inc.|
|Harlem Man||Robert Brewster||Only pre-production pilot from Cartoon Network Studios.|
This is a list of Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original shorts that were not pilots.
|The Great Pinkerton||John McIntyre||2004||Featured as part of Sunday Pants anthology series in 2005.|
|Mr. Pike||Lillian Hughes||2012||First short winner of Young Writers Program, a special school project created in 2010 by the former Studios' executive Zita Lefebvre, in partnership with Burbank's R.L. Stevenson Elementary School. Its creator, Lillian Hughes, was a fifth grader student of the same school.|
|You Are Special||Sherryn Sim||2013||Second short winner of Young Writers Program. Used for the Cartoon Network's campaign "Stop Bullying: Speak Up", the creator Sherryn Sim was an eighth grader student of D.S. Jordan Middle School.|
|Revelation||Boys & Girls Club of Burbank||2014||Short created by nine middle/high school kids members of the club for Cartoon Network's campaign "Stop Bullying: Speak Up". These members are: Tamara Chehata, Jonathan Morgan, James Casey, ZanyQa Price, Stephanie Reyes, Karina Lopez, Rosio Iniguez, Aaliyah Arellano, and Angela Ayvazyan.|
Original movies/TV specials
All the films are theatrically distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
|The Powerpuff Girls Movie||2002||Based on the original television series The Powerpuff Girls.|
|Regular Show: The Movie||2015||Television film. Limited release in independent theaters.|
- List of programs broadcast by Cartoon Network
- Williams Street
- Warner Bros. Animation
- Cartoon Network Studios Europe, the European sister studio of the company.
- Nickelodeon Animation Studio - the animation division of Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, and Nick Jr.
- Disney Television Animation - the animation division of Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior.
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